Banquet Executive Chef | Hotel DU Pont

PM Hotel Group Wilmington , DE 19801

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Responsible for all aspects of managing the kitchen and kitchen personnel, ensuring the quality preparation of all menu items and proper handling/storage of all food items in accordance with standards. Coordinate the purchase of all food and develop menus, maintaining approved food costs and labor costs.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and ensure associate compliance with all departmental/hotel policies and procedures.

  • Interview, hire, train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate. Use the PM Hotel Group recruiting and on-boarding activities.

  • Establish the day's priorities and assign production and preparation tasks to staff to execute.

  • Review daily menu specials and offer feedback to Sous Chefs.

  • Review banquet event orders and make note of any changes.

  • Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff.

  • Take physical inventory of specified food items for daily inventory.

  • Requisition the day's supplies and ensure that they are received and stored correctly. Communicate needs with purchasing and storeroom personnel. Ensure quality of products received.

  • Meet with the Executive Steward to review equipment needs, banquet plate-up assistance, cleaning schedule/project status, and health/safety and sanitation follow-up.

  • Ensure that staff report to work as scheduled; document any late or absent employees.

  • Ensure that each kitchen work area is stocked with specified tools, supplies and equipment to meet the business demand.

  • Ensure that recipe cards, production schedules, plating guides and photographs are current and posted.

  • Ensure that all staff prepares menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards.

  • Monitor performance of staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department's standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.

  • Observe guest reactions and confer with service staff to ensure guest satisfaction.

  • Conduct frequent walk-throughs of each kitchen area and direct respective personnel to correct any deficiencies. Ensure that quality and details are being maintained.

  • Develop new menu items, test and write recipes.

  • Assist catering department with developing special menus for functions; meet with clients as requested.

  • Review sales and food cost daily; resolve any discrepancies with the Controller.

  • Ensure that excess items are utilized efficiently.

  • Oversee and direct training of new hires in specified phases of the kitchen operation. Maintain an ongoing training program for existing staff. Reevaluate positions in the kitchen and make changes wherever necessary.

  • Prepare weekly work schedules for all kitchen personnel in accordance with staffing guidelines and forecasted labor costs. Adjust schedules throughout the week to meet business demands.

  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.

  • Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.

Abilities Required

  • Must have the ability to communicate in English. Self-starting personality with an even disposition. Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times. Can communicate well with guests. Must be willing to "pitch-in" and help co-workers with their job duties and be a team player. Ability to transport cases of received goods to the work stations, and pots and pans of food from storage/prep areas to the serving line. Ability to work with all products and food ingredients involved. Ability to operate, clean and maintain all equipment required in job functions. Ability to plan and develop menus and recipes. Ability to apply basic supervisory skills to plan, organize, direct, coach, train and discipline as necessary. Ability to ensure security of kitchen access, products and hotel property. Ability to operate with stress, time constraints, physical activity and continuous walking. Finger/hand dexterity in order to operate food machinery. Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry or otherwise move goods weighing a maximum of 100 lbs. on a continuous schedule.

Customer Satisfaction:

Our customers are what we are about. One of the keys to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with PM Hotel Group staff. It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances. Every PM Hotel Group associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day.

Work Habits:

In order to maintain a positive guest and associate experience, your work habits should always meet and strive to exceed hotel standards for work procedures, dress, grooming, punctuality and attendance. You should be adaptable to change in your work area and in hotel procedures with a willingness to learn new skills and/or improve existing ones, have the ability to solve routine problems that occur on the job, and ask for help whenever you are not sure how to do something.

Safety & Security:

The safety and security of our guests and associates is of utmost importance to PM Hotel Group. Every PM Hotel Group associate should adhere to the hotel security policies and procedures, particularly regarding key controls, lifting heavy objects, using chemicals, and effectively reporting safety hazards and safety concerns.


This description excludes non-essential and marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. Furthermore, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather, they represent the typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. Other job-related duties may be assigned by the associate's supervisor.

Furthermore, this description is subject to change, at the sole discretion of the Company, and in no way creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise; each associate remains, at all times, an "at will" associate.

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